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Old 09-13-2017, 12:44 PM   #1
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Default CPP lower A arms

I bought a set of those lower A arms. Out of the box, they are nice, every bit as heavy duty, as the original arms. I put them on, with no problems. I did a basic string alignment, and drove the car around 300 miles or so, before I took it in for a proper alignment. The tech performed a basic check on the front suspension, and found that BOTH lower balljoints, that came with the lower arms, were wasted. He showed me the excessive movement in both of the lower balljoints. I had to replace both of them, before getting the front end aligned. Bottom line, they are nice new replacements for the lower A arms. But, I would install new (Moog) balljoints in them, before installing on the car.
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Yep, same issues I have seen on the Chevy truck and Nova forums. Stock style or tubular CPP arms, the ball joints are crap.
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Parts made in China.Land of the lowest bidder.China ruined millions of tons of steel years ago teaching themselves how to make steel.May be they figured it out...maybe they didn't.
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Guess you missed all the prior posts telling folks to change them before using or you would be doing it again within 6 months, sorry for the extra work.
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CPP PARTS!!! REALLY??? I have never heard of that before...
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Guess you missed all the prior posts telling folks to change them before using or you would be doing it again within 6 months, sorry for the extra work.


Yes I did. I bought the arms last year, when they first came out. I had read positive things about the upper arms they sell. Put them on the car this past spring. I missed the posts about the crap balljoints. Yeah, it would have been waaaay easier (And cheaper) to replace them BEFORE installing the arms on the car. It definitely jacked the cost of getting the alignment done.
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Just curious, did you have the uppers already on or just did lowers? I ran the uppers for years and then added the lowers during adding bigger brakes.


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Just curious, did you have the uppers already on or just did lowers? I ran the uppers for years and then added the lowers during adding bigger brakes.


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No, I don't have the new uppers. Running the stock arms. I replaced the lower arms, because one of them was bent. Looked like the car went over something in the past, and tweaked the lower arm a bit. The car went down the road straight, with no problems. I noticed it when I was doing the first oil change, after I bought the car (May of last year).
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The upper ones are the ones that give you the advantage of better alignment with the built in 5 degrees.


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